In my book, Reconciliation, A Son’s Story, hyper vigilance or anxiety is discussed in some detail. During my career and in most professional circumstances, anxiety has been a huge advantage unless the situation became far too stressful. Some call it “facilitating anxiety” and in the case of performers it is the peak of positive anxiety that can push your mind and body to excel or compete more effectively. Those that suffer from the symptoms of PTSD walk a fine line and risk a crash and burn outcome if the balance of stability is lost.
This week’s Time Magazine article put it all in perspective. A very good short read for those interested in managing or learning more about the implications of anxiety and the symptoms of PTSD.